My name is Pawel Zelawski, I live in Poland.
I’m a free and open source software enthusiast. As I haven’t been working as any kind of
IT specialist I’ve decided to spend my free time as productive as possible and in 2018 I
started my journey with Linux and other FOSS software. Since then I’ve been learning how
to use Linux in the most efficient way for me and how things work behind the scene. I
found myself to feel better and be more productive with terminal applications than GUI
one. I prefer to use Tailing Windows Managers instead of full DE and for daily
productivity I use NeoMutt, Newsboat and Irssi. In 2019 I started to play with Docker,
Docker Swarm and Ansible technologies using a couple of virtual machines and my small home
lab. The truth is that I like tinkering and going further with new areas I face challenges
and I try new approaches to optimize time spend on things that can be automated. I'm
proponent of open solutions and I encourage people around me to try them out.
My approach is: use whatever works for you but if there is an open source project that
meets your expectation than why not use it and have more control over your data and
My first experience with Linux was years ago and I started with Slackware, then I went
through various distributions but finally I ended up with a couple I use on a daily basis
like Debian, CentOS, Fedora and Arch.
I would like to support Fedora Project wherever it's possible using various skills I
learned in my professional life as well as on my self development technological path.
I've been working as an IT Project Manager for many years very close to software
development processes and managing infrastructure. I was always exposed to clients as
project or initiative representative so I have experience with both internal and external
type of work. I can help with organizing more complex initiatives with engagement of
various team members across different time zones and locations. I have a few years of non
commercial experience with Linux systems from administration point of view, so for sure I
can use it for simple technical tasks or for interviews, blog posts where such level of
technical knowledge is sufficient. With my commercial clients I've been also acting as
bridge between business and technical teams which was possible because of understanding of
both perspectives. I worked on both design and product release phases which allows me to
effectively translate technical values into business / user benefits.
I would like to dedicate part of my free time to work with Fedora community, participate
in initiatives and use it also as opportunity to grow in areas I didn't have chance to
I'm mostly interested of being Fedora Ambassador. I'm aware of Ambassadors Revamp
initiative that is happening now and because of this I would appreciate any suggestion
where to start considering current setup of Ambassadors structure.
I'm already on mailing lists, pagure.io, I have FAS account: pawelzelawski and I
follow RSS feed from Fedora Magazine, Blog and Fedora Planet.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to create my wiki page as probably someone has to add me
to one more group in FAS account.